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180 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767.
(Contributed by Mrs. N. E. Clement, Chatham, Va.)
(Continued from p. 304.)
Capt. John Wards (17) Tithes 17
John Cleveland, Thos. Hardy, Peter Lee,
Harry, Jack, Abram, Bess, Tom, Ben,
Nant, Jack, Dick, Matt, Tom, John,
Thomas & Nant. 17
John Nichols „. 1 100
Samuel Smith, Jack, Tom, Will, Hannah, &
Bess, 6 150
Edward Polley, Jr., 1
John Adams, John Adams, Jr., 2 894
Allan Adams, 1 200
Charles Beasley, 1
William Pigg,— . 1 200
(17.) John Ward came to Pittsylvania from Albemarle about 1763.
(Book of Surveys, Pittsylvania Records). He built his home on the
north side of Staunton River, now Campbell, which he called the "Man-
sion," for its elegance in those pioneer days. It is standing to-day, a
quaint old homestead, with its corner fire places and cabinets either side
the mantel. There are three stories and the third story was the ball
room, covering the entire house, and here the daughters of the house
were married. John Ward married 1st Anne Chiles, daughter of Henry
Chiles of Amelia (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. 20), by this marriage there was
1. William Ward, married Mildred Adams, daughter of Robert Adams
and Penelope Lynch.
2. Agatha Ward, married Col. John Calloway.
3. Anne Ward, married Christopher Lynch, son of Major Chas. Lynch
and Sarah Clark Lynch.
4. Thomas Ward married Mildred Walden.
5. Jeremiah Ward moved to Texas.
6. John Ward, settled "Sulphur Springs" home.
7. Henry Ward, born Ap. 5, 1751, died Ap. 12, 1823 (taken from tomb
at the "Mansion.") Married Martha Barbour.
John Ward married secondly Mrs Sarah Clark Lynch, widow of Major
Charles Lynch, Dec. 17, 1766 (Bedford County Records).
During the Revolutionary War, John Ward was appointed Major of
the Bedford Militia. His will is recorded in Campbell County, 1817.
TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 181
A List of Tithables Taken by John Hanley (18), Gent for year
William Hinton, 2
John Panill, 1
John Condaman,... 1
Wm. Huntsman, 1
James Lyon, 4 200
John Bollin, 1
Wm. Bollin, 1
Wm. Stevens, 3
James Anderson, 1
Daniel Wells, 2
Joshua Bewclett, 2
Jac. McPais (?) 1
Abraham Brend, 1
William Brend, 1
Beni Sanders, 1
John Hall 1
Nathan Bewclett, 3
Daniel Con, 1
John McGown, _.._ 4
Bedford Jinkins, 1
Eliphes Shalton, 2
George Cowton, 4
George Carrail, (?) 1
John Williams, 1
Ralph Shelton, Sen., 4 200
John Hanby, 4
A List of Tythables Taken July 17, 1767 by Peter Copland (19)
John Kendricks, 1
James Roberts,. 1
,(18.) John Hanbey was one of the first Justices of the Peace for
Pittsylvania County, and lived in that portion which later was known
as Patrick County. In 1775, was appointed Captain of the Militia.
(19.) Peter Copland, one of the first Justices of Peace for Pittsyl-
vania, and lived in that portion of the county which later became Henry.
VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
John Rowland, John Palfery, Jack & Pegg,.
Capt. William Blevins, Dawl & Peter,
Daniel Newman Jun,
Edw d Callaham,
Wm. Baily Jun,
Little William Blevins,.-
Frederick D. 0. Daniel,
William Bailey, Sen',
David Shadwell & Bob,
John Handy, _
Jacob Cooger & son Henry,.-
James Filley, _
Jeremiah Claimck, Jun
Thomas Cooper, Sen
Thomas Shanam & David Cazey._
TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 183
Jessey Bound & Pompey._ 2
Enguim Nunn- 1
Joseph Nunn & Nan 2
Thomas Gazaway 1
Joseph Wallen- 1
Elisha Wallen Sen'. 1
Thomas Cooper, Jr., Terence Daniel, negroes
George & Winney. 4 300
William Bass..._ 1
Elisha Harbour 1 150
Elijah Harbour & negro Hannah. 2 310
Fosyth Bradberry._ 1
James Merrydeth 1
Barclay Merrydeth.- 1
William Merrydeth, Constable.— 1
Thomas Webb 1
John Wells 1
William Thomas, John Davis, Benj Davis &
Charles Mitchell 4
Waters Dunn, Waters Dunn, Jr., Rich d Dunn,
Rich d Bradberry, negroes Tom, Moll & Lilly 7
Peter Copland, Rich d Copland, Dan'l Mc-
Bride & negro Hannah 4
Ambrose Jones, negroes Dinah & Judy._ 3
Thomas Cooper, jr 1
Philip Ryan. 1
John Talbot... 1 765
James Calk 1
John Cox, Sr., John Cox, Jr., Neg" Lucy.__ 3
Nemian Prater, Nemiah Prater __ 2
Charles Semple 1
Matthew Small 1
The above List of Tithables taken by me.
184 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
A List of Tithables & Land taken by Gordon,
Pittyslvania County, 1767.
John Wimbsih, James Mitchell, negro Cyrus,
Orange, Sail, Pegg, in all 6 627
John Martin, Joseph Cox. 2
William Candler, .Arestripes Baghan, negro
William Stanley, John Stanley, Wm. Stanley,
John Stone, jun r .
James Stone.— 1 100
Israel Justice 1 300
Samuel Gordon Torn
Archibald Gordon (20), negros Dick, Kildare,
Lucy, Sarah. 5 (torn)
John Hickey (21) (torn)
A List of Tithables taken by Hamon Critz (22), Gent., for
the year 1767.
Thomas Walling 1 125
(20.) Archibald Gordon, one of the first Justices of the Peace. Was
appointed Lieutenant of the Militia in 1767. In 1774 was made Col. of
of the County. Elected Sheriff in 1771. "He was Scotch by birth,
and lived and died without marrying" (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. 7).
(21.) John Hicky, very probably the Mr. Hikki mentioned in the
Moravian Diary, 1753. (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. XIII). When passing
through what is now Henry County, they say, ' 'Mr. Hikki who lives half a
mile from here and keeps a store (which is nearest house at which we can
buy salt), came to us and showed himself very friendly. We had a
miserable road to his house. Here we bought some provisions." In
the earliest records of the county we find mention of "Hicky 's old
road . " It traverses the county from Staunton River on the north straigh t
to the Court house, and then turns due west into Henry County, and this
same road is to-day called Hicky's road.
(22.) Hamon Critz, one of the first Justices of the County. He lived
in that part of the county later known as Patrick. At a meeting of the
Vestry of Camden Parish at Pittsylvania Courthouse, July 22, 1769,
"a chappel of ease" was ordered to be built near Captain Haman Crites
of a size 20 by 24 feet, Round loggs for the body, a clapboard Roof and
Benches, & etc."
TITHABLES OP PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 185
William Hays 2
Cillis Ratlif t 1
Arch'l Hughes 1
David Gowing- 3 272
Nicholas Langfoid 2
James Fee 1
Geo. Poor _ 2
Rob' Crump, Jun'.
Rob* Crump, Sen'
Adam Loving (23) 2
William Loving 1
Joseph Cameron 1 400
Zacheriah Cook._ 1
Thos. Harbour.__ 4 790
David Witt. 1
Paletiah Shelton. 1 144
Geo. Gibson.- 1
John Wildrich Bender. 402
John Parr... 2 408
William Denson. 1
William Tirpin. 1
Geo. Gray. 1
William Harrald. 1
John Jinings. — 1
Peter Rentfro. 2
John Koger. 1
John France.™ 3
John Camron_„ 1
(23.) Adam Loving is mentioned in the Moravian Diaries, 1753.
They were passing through what is now Henry County and write ' 'we drove
four miles further and ate dinner at Adam Loving's plantation. They
were very friendly to us. The man showed us the ford across the first
branch of Mayo River." (Va. Mag. Hist. Vol. 13.)
186 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
David Lyler. 1
Miles Jinings 2 185
Lambath Dodson 1
Phillip Buzzard. 1
Thorn. Murry. 1
Solomon Smith 1
John Spain.. 1
John Gooch 1
James Pritchard. 2
Haman Critz 2 200
A List of Titbables taken for Pittsylvania in 1767 by John
John Armstrong Annica. 2 210
Thomas Ayers 1
Daniel Ayers 1
Moses Ayers 1
John Bynum 1 200
Arthur Bynum.__ 1
Lawrence Barker 1
William Barker 1
Edward Burges 1
John Bynam Jr 1
Moses Cornelius 1
Thomas Colley 1
William Cornelius 1
William Colley 1
John Chipman, Constable 1
James Collie 1
Thomas Dudley. 1
Henry Dixon, Jas. Durough, Jas. Borough 3
John Dix, Ephraim Dismunkes, James Evalto,
Will, Joe, Minkes, Ben, Lett, Old Janney &
Janney and 1 chair, deduct 2 tithes being
ferrymen 10 307
(24.) John Dix, established a ferry across Dan River in 1766, which
was used constantly in Southern Campaign of Revolution (see Pitts
Records). Was one of the first Justices of the County. Appointed
Captain of the Militia in 1775.
TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767
William Durrett, Peter.
Lewis Green, William Green
Samuel Harris (25), Bob. Honeyball,
Pompey, Janney, Sally, Lucy.
James Hogan, William Hogan
Thomas Merriwether, William Meriwether,
Jason Bowcock, Paul, Frank, Southsea
Betty, Nann, Hannah, Nann, Nedd, Sue,
Judy, Creshea, Joe, Paul, Jacob, Cate,
Peter & Judy-
William McDaniel, Tom, Dick, Daniel,
Lovoney, Milley, Liddy & Janney....
John Roberts, Jas. Roberts & Jas. Roberts, Jr._.
David Ross._ _
(25.) Samuel Harris was a pioneer Baptist Minister of Virginia.
He was also an early settler of this county, having many surveys made
Ap. 2, 1748. An old book entitled "Pioneer Baptist Preachers of Vir-
ginia" says of him that "he was born 1724, in Hanover County. When
young he moved to the County of Pittsylvania. As he advanced in age
he became a favorite of the people. He was appointed church warden,
sheriff, a justice of the peace, burgess for the county. Colonel of the
Militia, Captain of Mayo Port, and Commissary for the Port and Army.
On one of his visits to the fort in his official character he called at the
home of William and Joseph Murphy, dressed in his uniform » » * *
Was converted and was baptized in 1768 by the Reverend Daniel Marshall
During the war when it was extremely difficult to procure salt, kept
two wagons running to Petersburg to bring up salt for his neighbors."
188 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE.
John Stamps. 1
Timothy Stamps-.- 1
James Terry 3065
William Thomas, Arthur & Janny
William Wynne, Prince, Peter, Nedd, Cale &
Thomas Wynne & Lucy— _
William Wynne, jr., Saunders Southerland &
John Worsham & Sirus
Joshua Worsham, Will, Frank, Abram, Lucy,
Judy &Pegg. __
Thomas Wynne, jr
Signed John Dix.
List of Tithables taken by Peter Perkins (26) for the year 1767.
White Blacks Acres Wheels
George Chadwell Land— 125 ac
Dutton Lain tith, Land 1 83 ac
David Terrill Land 275
Edward Sweeton (?) tithe 1
John Morton tithe, land 1 450
James Burnett tithe 1
(26.) Peter Perkins was the son of Constant Perkins and owned a
large plantation "Oak Hill," in southern part of the county, on Dan
River. He took an active part in the life of the county, being one of the
first Justices of the Peace. Was a Vestryman, member of the County
Committee of Safety. & in 1775, appointed Captain of the Militia. Com-
manded a Pittsylvania Company of Minute Men in Cherokee Expedition
of 1776. By the close of the Revolution, had been promoted to Colonel
and commanded a regiment in battle of Guilford (Pittsylvania Pension
Papers). In the spring of 1781, a Continental Hospital was established
at his home for three months, as the Book of Claims, for Pittsylvania
TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVAK1A COUNTY, 1667 189
White Black Acres Wheels
Davie Fields tithe 1
George Russell Lan<L_ 180
George Young, 1 negro woman, 1 Land.... 1 1 520
Christopher Bowlin, son William. 2
Joseph Bowlin, 1 tithe._ 1
James Bowlin, 1 tithe 1
Ephram McGoff 1
George Thompson 1
Richard Churchwell, tithe. 1
John Rich tithe.- ., 1
Conoway, 1 tithe. 1
Archibald Thompson 1
Rodden Thompson.- 1
Randolph Gipson, tithe, negro Bomber.
Land 1 1 100
Thomas Calaway, sons Charles and
Richard's land. 3 100
John Court & soninlaw Jas. Coursey
John Frederick Richel, 1 tithe Land.— 1 190
William Rice Sadler 1
Patrick Stiel, 1 tithe 1
Thomas Smith, son Thomas, Land 2 400
Edward Smith, negro Will, Land.— 1 1 150
John Fulton, 1 tithe Land. 1 300
John Smith, negro Dinah Land 1 1 355
Henry Lansford, negro Judy, Land 1 1 377
Ralph Elkins Jun. 1
Richard Elkins, 1 tithe 1
Nathaniel Elkins, son Jessey. 2
John Rukey, son James 2
Thom. Gresham 1
Christopher Bowling Jun. 1
John Gresham son of Phil Gresham. 1
Edward Perogog, tithe.— 1
James Elkin on leather wood 1
Samuel Shields, Land. 1 130
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White Black Acres Wheels
John Gresham son of Thorn Gresham.
Jesse Elkins, 1 tithe
Thorn. Cunningham Jun
James Shields, 1 tithe, Land..
Benjamine Croley, negro Peter, Land
Charles Cloke, tithe.—
Benjamine Croly, 1 tithe land
John Strong, Joseph Martin.
Jeremiah Walker, negro.—
Joseph Cunningham 1 tithe land.
Joseph Morton, 1 tithe, negro Dinah
Abraham Passley 1 tithe
James Edwards 1 tithe land
John Lankford 1 tithe Land.
James Presnall son James, negro Jane
George Hide 1 tithe.-
Joel Certain 1 tithe.
Shadrack Turner sons John & Josiah
Thomas Watson, 1 tithe land
John Watson Jun, Land
James Gravely Jun'r
John Watson, sen tithe & Land
TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, 1767 191
Whites Blacks Acres Wheels
Thorn. Gravely- 1
James Garner 1 tithe 1
Thomas Garner 1 tithe __ 1
Thomas Horgeth tithes 1 2
John Morton tithes Negroes dogery &
seftis 1 2
Arthur Fuller. 1
Daniel Harikins negroes frank, Nan &
patt and Land.. 1 3 1780
Nicholas Perkins 1 tithe negro moll _. 1 1
Joseph Harris 1
David Harris 1
John Harris Constable.-
Benjarnine Neal Constable
John Roach 1 tithe...- 1
John Oaks 1
John Rice- 1
Henry Dunlop 1
John Gwin. 1
John Sams ._ 1
William Bean & son Wm. Land 2 1083
John Harchman son Thomas Land. 2 100
Constant Perkins negro Jacob 1 1
John Chadwell negro Fanner & Tiller,
Land 1 2 748
Zacheriah McCubbins 1
John Been Jun 1
John Jones, 1 tithe Land. 1 200
John Join Land.- 525
Wm. Edwards son Thorn. Land. 2 293
Robt Perriman 1
Thomas Billings. 1
William Murphy... 1
Thorn. Edwards, negro Andrew Land 1 1 91
William McCubbin. 1
Henry Rice Land 1 200
Nathan Carter. 1
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A List of Land & Tithes taken by Hugh Innes (27) for
Pittsylvania County Anno. Dom. 1767.
Rowland Judd & Nathaniel Judd
John Law John Law jr. negroes Jeany & Keat.__ .
Henry Atkinson jr._
William Hall & Lansford Hall.
William Hall jr.
Thomas Dunkin Jr.—
Thomas Anderson & James Anderson
Joseph Clements, Gabriel Clements & Var-
Francis Easom & Wm Hungett, John Hungett
& Chas. Hungett
Christopher Shot & Christopher Shot Jr.
John Ferguson & negro Dinah
John Savory Jr. ,
Samuel Walker & negro Judd
Robert Hill, Swinfield Hill & Thomas HilL
(27.) Hugh Innes was a Justice of Peace, Vestryman & member of
County Committee of Safety. He, with John Donelson, represented
Pittsylvania in Convention of August 1774.